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I'm bipolar and my 16 year old was just DX too
julianne07 posted:
I'm new to this chat room. New to any. I'm not the type of person who reaches out.

I've been dealing with Bipolar disorder and anxiety for 15 years now. My oldest daughter who is 16 was just Dx with it.

She was showing signs of depression 3 years ago. I had taken her to a therapist for a possible answer. The therapist said she was borderline depression then.

She hated her therapist so I discontinued her treatment.

Soon after I had some life altering problems in my life. My daughter
suffer too. We then, her and I, that she was to live with her father in another state.

As I worked on my issues she visited me.

I found out that she was self harming by cutting or should I say carving
her self. I brought her back home. I promised her I get help.

She was home about a month when she told her step father that she was planning on killing herself. He talked her into going to the hospital. She was admitted to a hospital in another county because of space.

She was inpatient for 4 days. I knew, from experience, that she lied her way out. At the time I wanted to believe her. A few days later she was admitted into a near by hospital.

2 weeks she was their. And is now in outpatient since Tuesday.

She doesn't really want to talk to me. I've had problem her whole life. She saw me do horrible things to myself. She's seen me suffer.

She's very mean to me. I'm a trigger for her she constantly tells me.

I don't know how to deal with this. I work hard to keep myself balanced. Now I'm coming apart at the seams.

I realize that I need to support her. But who supports me now that it's all about her in my house.

Any advise???
monkeybee responded:
Hi julianne07 and welcome to the board! I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time with your daughter, especially still suffering yourself. I hope things get better for you soon. Do you have a therapist you can go to for help? I know that always helps me! This board is also full of supportive folks who are here for you so feel free to vent and post anytime you need.

julianne07 replied to monkeybee's response:

Thanks for your response. I'm seeing a therapist now.

She's getting laid of in 3 weeks. Just another set back.

2 years I've been working with her.

Allison is always throwing in my face triggers.

When you do this it's a trigger and that.

So I'm walking on egg shells here in my home.

It's difficult for me to hold my anger in. I'm being told to not

express my emotions by her and my husband.

That's impossible and I have blown up a few times.

Thanks for your support!

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